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Field Notes: The Canary or Cavendish Banana

Visitors to Bermuda show a keen interest in the Banana. Probably more photographs are taken of this plant than of any other. To the resident of the tropical and sub-tropical countries, the Banana and it habit of growth is a familiar sight, but to the visitors from more northern climates the Banana plant creates a special kind of interest, because it is quite different in its habit of growth compared with the majority of fruit-bearing plants. Again people seeing this…


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Bermuda Beasts: The Seahorse

These fascinating little creatures are hard to spot, but with a keen eye, can be discovered tucked into algae, sponges, and mangrove tree roots. There are two known species of seahorse in Bermuda waters: the Slender Seahorse (Hippocampus reidi) and…


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How to Bring Your Garden Back After a Hurricane

There is no time for tears in the garden after a storm as there is plenty of work to be done. First thing, if you have electricity and water, is to wash the salt off your plants. If you don’t…


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Field Notes: The Bay Grape

An interesting plant found growing along the seashore is the Bay Grape, or Coccolbis uvifera. Although it is a native plant of Bermuda, it is also found in Southern Florida, along the continental American Coasts and the West Indies. It…


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In the Garden: Fall

As is well known to Bermudians, summertime in Bermuda brings relentless heat that is particularly hard on gardens of all sorts. Lawns may easily brown under the scorching sun, and fruit trees and vegetable gardens yield little produce. As a…

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Bermuda Beasts: 8 Facts About The Bermuda Skink

Where can you spot them? Skinks favour rocky habitats and can be found on isolated rocky shorelines. Most of the population lives in Spittal Pond and on the Castle Harbour islands. 1. Skinks are our only endemic reptile. On oceanic…